Sunday, May 15, 2011

300 Blog Limit

Hello, Fire Enthusiasts. It's good to see you. I hope you feel the same way, too.

I come to you today because I just realized that there was a limit to the amount of blogs that one can follow. Imagine my surprise. Perhaps many of you have already faced this dilemma; perhaps many of you are about to hit this mark.

Obviously, there is not enough time in most people's day or even week to be able to follow along with each and everyone of 300 blogs; however, at least in my case, I try and visit periodically. I bet everyone feels the same. For writers, we know how difficult of a proposition it is for others to understand what we go through on a daily basis, so it's great if we can support one another.
So, here I was, happily following along with everyone who elicited some reaction out of me. Sometimes I would follow because I felt some connection with someone's blog, sometimes it was because what the person was doing was really cool or noteworthy, sometimes it was simply a gut-instinct to regularly visit. Of course, sometimes I was following someone else back.

In any event, now I am trying to figure out how to get around this 300 number ceiling. Any thoughts?

Does anyone already have the answer to this?

Some of you folks are doing such cool things that I really want to remain a part of it. Many do reviews that I would like to know about. Many of you write novels and I have either bought a copy already or am hoping to, or I simply want to continue encouraging you in your hopes, aspirations and dreams..

Is the answer that we must stake ourselves to one another on each of the social networks and try and keep up that way? Is there just a procedural thing that we must do to get around this number?

I hope there is an answer to this because I'd hate to have to make difficult decisions to unfollow some just to make room to follow others. I study my follower number just like the next person and my heart dips just a bit when the number decreases. I'd hate to do this to others, too.

Anyway, thanks for whatever input anyone might have with regard to this subject. In a great many ways I am still just a newbie.

We'll talk soon.

14 comments:

  1. I don't know the answer. Nor did I realize there was a limit.

    I'd heard that it limits how many people can follow you, but I'm not sure what that number is. I've seen blogs where they have several thousand followers. But how many they follow...who knows?

    Did Blogger tell you, you were at your limit?

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  2. I haven't read into it yet - but Blogger has an option where people can subscribe to blogs through an RSS feed. I do that with some word press based blogs.

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  3. Thanks for the notes, Ladies. I really want to know so I can continue to meet and support new people in their endevours.
    You both take care, okay.

    -Jimmy

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  4. I wasn't aware that this rule existed. My blogs are relatively new so I have a long ways to go. I suppose we do have the option of following each other on Facebook: the groups or the individual pages. I regularly post things on my profile page about my blogs. The busier I get, the more I realize I need an author page on Facebook and a page for the fledgling publishing house Yvonne and I have. I suppose when I break down and tweet that that'll help as well.

    By utilizing groups such as Vamplits, Goodreads, and such, we also can be aware of who we want to keep abreast of. I have found some unbelievable blogs and sites through friends. If you get close to 300, just write these places or people down in a notebook and check them out when time allows.

    Options, my friend. there are many.

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  5. You could follow by email, I was made aware of this by someone already at his limit and that's how he follows me.

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  6. So I'm assuming you are not using an RSS reader. If not go look it up on Google or Bing and you will find a bunch of options. I use NetNewsWire but wouldn't suggest it because I'm not totally happy with it. I just noticed that Firefox has an add on for an RSS reader. Google has one. Email me if you need more technical assistance.

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  7. You got this geek digging. Check this out too. I'm playing with it, but not sure about it yet because I also follow hundreds of blogs. http://www.feedlooks.com

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  8. My thanks to all who commmented. I have been busy, so I have yet to put any of your thoughts into practice, but I look forward to doing so. Rest assured that although I did not comment for several days, I received your notes by trusty iPhone just as soon as you sent them.
    Thanks, Ricky, Blaze, Maria, Rebecca and Wendy. You guys rock!

    -Jimmy

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Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate you taking the time. I'll get back to you here or on one of the other social networks. It's not like we're not on all of them, right? ;) Also, if you're here to give me an award - bless you. However, your friendship and visits are more than enough. Thanks and blessings.